County Plans to Sue If State Doesn't Show It the Money

LA County isn't about to let it slide if state lawmakers mess with local funds.

Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to sue the state if California lawmakers pass a budget plan that would withhold more than $420 million in local funding.

The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 on Tuesday to authorize a lawsuit if the Legislature approves a budget plan that "illegally" borrows local redevelopment and gas tax money.

Lawmakers and the governor announced a tentative agreement late Monday that would plug a $26 billion budget gap. Borrowing local tax funds is part of the proposed solution.

Los Angeles County could lose $109 million in gas taxes and more than $313 million in redevelopment funding next year if the deal is approved.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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